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Old 06-09-2008, 09:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Final build ! ordering today... please check it out :0)

ok after a few weeks of waiting and waiting...I'm finaly ready to pull the trigger. Here she is.
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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AFTER mir $90

Seagate ST303204N1A1AS-RK 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail
Newegg.com - Seagate ST303204N1A1AS-RK 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
$70

(2-sli) XFX PVT88PYSF4 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYSF4 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
2x $135 AFTER mir

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
$90 AFTER mir

OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPX10004GK - Retail
Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
$80 After MIR

EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
$189


Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
$134

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD -
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - Operating Systems
$95

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
26.99

Total= $1,198.90
- MIR= $1083

Any Better deals you guys see out there??

THE ONLY thing I'm a bit weary of is that the NEW video cards are coming out soon... Would I see better performance from a SINGLE one of the new cards over my SLI 8800GT's ?? (for around the same price) If so I might just pick up a single EVGA 8800GTS and step up later...
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Old 06-09-2008, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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As far as i know there is no good reviews out on the new cards. So just wait man. Plus get a faster hard drive like the 7200.11. I hope you have a 22" monitor or bigger for sli. Also get a xigamatek rifle cooler.
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If you are really unsure, just give yourself another week and wait to see what the final analysis of the new cards is. Then make your decision. As far as what you have, 2 8800GT's will have great performance for any game out currently and will more than likely last another year or two on max settings before the need to upgrade video cards again. If you are really uneasy about things, you can get 1 9800GTX (which is a very fast and great card) and then if you feel you need the SLI boost in the future, get a second 9800GTX once the price drops quite a bit. That would probably be your best SLI option for lasting the longest, but it may be more expensive.

The rest of the parts look great!
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Default Re: Final build ! ordering today... please check it out :0)

One question

Did you realize that you put an IDE hard drive in there and not an SATA?
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Oh wow, good catch Sora. I looked and saw it was only a 7200.10, but I didn't even notice he picked an IDE drive. Upgrade that to SATA and possibly a 7200.11 if the firmware issue has been fixed.
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ok after a few weeks of waiting and waiting...I'm finaly ready to pull the trigger. Here she is.
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
AFTER mir $90

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3320620A 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
$70

(2-sli) XFX PVT88PYSF4 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYSF4 GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
2x $135 AFTER mir

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
$90 AFTER mir

OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPX10004GK - Retail
Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
$80 After MIR

EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
$189


Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
$134

Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD -
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - Operating Systems
$95

LG 20X DVDĪR Super Multi DVD Burner Black ATAPI / E-IDE Model GSA-H55NK - OEM
Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Total= $1,165
- MIR= $1050

Any Better deals you guys see out there??

THE ONLY thing I'm a bit weary of is that the NEW video cards are coming out soon... Would I see better performance from a SINGLE one of the new cards over my SLI 8800GT's ?? (for around the same price) If so I might just pick up a single EVGA 8800GTS and step up later...
looks fine except for the ATA Drive and the IDE DVD-RW Drive and GTX 260 and 280 will probably be better than 2 8800gt's, but just buy it and live with it!!
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Default Re: Final build ! ordering today... please check it out :0)

ok awesome thanks guys. I updated the Harddrive and DVD....could have sworn that was a Sata

ok between these rifle coolers, whats the difference? which is better?
Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-D1264 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

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The S1283 is better. Better heat pipes and air flow direction.
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looks good, but remember mail in rebates don't always work, I've never gotten anything back from one. Also buying a video card right now isn't the best idea because of the new ones coming out at the end of the month which will probilby lead to a price drop on some of the 8800's, and 9800's (and others) which are the best for gaming.
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maybe sli 9600gt's instead, but wait for new cards hopefully there will be a nice price drop.
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